LAURINBURG — The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has awarded Partners in Ministry with a grant to create an after-school and Saturday program for at-risk children focused on reinforcing science, technology, engineering and math.
The program, which will receive a 21st Century Grant of $400,000 in its first year, will serve 160 Scotland County students in grades third through sixth beginning on Oct. 6 and continuing through the following summer. A bus will transport children from school directly to the program, which runs Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15-6:15 p.m.
The program will also run on the second and fourth Saturdays from 9 a.m to noon. Program hours during the summer are 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A full-time project director, eight part-time certified teachers and eight additional part-time teacher’s assistants are being sought for the program, which will also incorporate a literacy component.
Applications for this program are being accepted now. Students will be admitted as space allows.
For more about the available positions or an enrollment application, contact Partners in Ministry at 910-277-3355 or visit www.pim-nc.org